R.T. Hinkel

Bass Equipment - Studio & Live

Equipment

May 16, 2021


This is an overview of my bass rig for both live and studio purposes. Pedalboard layout, recording signal flow and more. Just a big ol' gear list.

Table of Contents


Basses

  • 2017 G&L Kiloton 5

    • 5 String
    • Alder Body, Maple Rock Neck
    • C Shape Neck, 9.5" Radius
    • Thomastik Infeld Round Wound EB345
    • Emerson CTS Potentiometers, Puretone output jack.
  • 199X G&L Fretless L2500

    • 5 String
    • Alder Body, Maple Neck, Ebony Fretboard
    • C Shape Neck, 12" Radius
    • GHS Stainless Steel Flat wound
    • Bourns Potentiometers, Puretone barrel jack. Rev 1A G&L preamp.
  • ‘57 Reissue Fender Precision

    • 4 String
    • Alder Body, Maple Neck
    • Thomastik Infeld Flat Wound JF344
    • Emerson CTS Potentiometers, Puretone output jack, Paper-in-oil 0.022µF capacitor.
  • 2018 Rickenacker 4003

    • 4 String
    • Maple Body, Rosewood Neck
    • Thomastik Infeld Flat Wound JF344
    • Joe Barden Pickups
  • Unknown Upright Bass

    • Black Body, Composite Neck
    • Upgraded adjustable bridge

Amplification

  • Rig A

    • Bergantino Forté - 800W Class D Amp
    • Bergantino AE1X12 Cabinet
  • Rig B

    • Magellan 800 - 800W Class D Amp
    • Ampeg Classic 8X10 “Fridge” Cabinet

Pedalboard

Permanent Residents:

  • ST300 Strobe Tuner — Sonic Research
  • Always-On 18v High Pass Filter — Broughton Audio
  • 18v Optical Bass Compressor — Whirlwind
  • Class A Preamp & EQ — Noble Amplifiers

Drifters:

  • Future Impact V3 — Panda Audio
  • ‘The Compressor’ — Collaboration Devices
  • OC-2 Octave - Boss
  • Omni-Cab Sim Mini - DSM Noisemaker

Signal Flow

Live

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Recording

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Tracking & Mix Layout

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  • Pro Q3 - Fabfilter
  • Sie-Q - Soundtoys
  • Slick EQ - Tokyo Dawn Labs
  • Limiter 6 GE - Tokyo Dawn Labs
  • Pro C2 - Fabfilter
  • Decapitator - Soundtoys
  • Saturn 2 - Fabfilter
  • Phase Mistress - Soundtoys

Bass, Gear, Live, Studio, Recording

Last modified: May 21, 2021


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